Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction

Unfortunately Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction has closed for business.

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Cuisine: Family, New Zealand, Share Plates
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

Got the appetite of a lion and the thirst of a camel crossing the desert? Get yourself down to the Zoo Eatery’s newest outpost.

Handily located on Ormiston Road, your brood will love spotting the wild animal wall murals. However, polished wooden floorboards and chic lighting make it an equally comfortable habitat for business lunches as family outings.

The food is modern and fresh, showcasing the best of New Zealand’s natural larder. Enjoy sashimi and tasty carpaccio in the raw bar with your choice of salad, sharing plates including blushing beef Wellington, burgers and a selection of lighter nibbles.

Little animals will love the Dino Burgers, all of which come with healthy green leaves and chips, while your appetite will be tamed by the likes of king fish sliders and venison tartare.

If you're looking to combine a fun-loving atmosphere with excellent food, look no further. There is also a much-loved sister restaurant in Henderson.

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Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction
Unit 20, 123 Ormiston Road
Auckland 2016

Open Hours:
Sunday - Thursday 11am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday 11am - 10pm

Phone: 09 271 6416

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Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction

Unfortunately Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction has closed for business.

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A great dining experience in this small but great cafe style restaurant with a very family friendly atmosphere. The staff were very helpful and service was excellent. The food was amazing, with great portion sizes. We tried a number of dishes and the cut of the day eye fillet, which was prepared perfectly, and popcorn chicken were stand outs. There is also a kids menu with a few options of which we had the teriyaki chicken on rice which went down well. The dessert of the chocolate gateaux was perfect to top off a wonderful evening.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Cute little cafe style venue with absolutely amazing animal/floral artworks covering the walls. Excellent attentive friendly service from the staff throughout the night. Menu is limited but the food is delicious. We tried several of the small plates to share - the popcorn chicken a standout and all were very generous portions.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

The food was outstanding. It has been a long time since we've had a meal that nice. It's a cute atmosphere and very family friendly. Service was cheerful and quick. The kids devoured their burgers or at least tried too as they were huge. The cut of the day was eye fillet and it was meltingly tender. Popcorn chicken was a highlight and the beef with Japanese salad was palate cleansing and so light. Don't miss out on the divine French style patisserie desserts in the cooler. The lemon tart was a perfect finisher and the chocolate mousse left us licking the plate. It was a lovely place for a birthday celebration and we will definitely be back.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Samara A

We had a great experience dining at the Zoo Eatery, food was delicious
Our waiter was very patient, food was amazing!! I had the spicy shellfish pot and husband had the cut of the day which was the Eye fillet and we had a couple of side dishes, I highly recommend the prawn dumplings, All dishes were decent portions, we will definitely return!! Thank you

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Ashlee Niuia

The attentive service we received at Zoo Eatery was phenomenal! We were well taken care of and they struck the perfect balance between being super friendly and leaving us to enjoy our meal.

Highly recommend the fish sliders and the prawn dumplings as they were very tasty. The broccolini and the panko crumbed burgers were also a hit with our group.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Fully enjoyed the food and service. Bluff oysters and salmon arrived that morning, tasted as if it came straight from the sea! All the platters were great and the dessert was velvety; loved it!

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

kay huang

We had a delightful meal experience in this beautiful restaurant. The flower wall picture was visually appealing. The drink we ordered was sake, which was great for starting the meal. Then we ordered some dishes, squid pasta and eel tapa. tasted lovely. The service was good as well, the waitress were friendly and patiently introduced us the menu. Thank you for this experience

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

We had a great experience at Zoo Eatery...
Having dined at their Henderson outlet a long time ago and having also been impressed with our large group experience.....

We're glad to say that the Botany outlet has all the same elements: Courteous Service, Amazing Food, Large Portions, Good Drink Selection!!

All of this added to a very pleasurable experience and a great addition to the limited dining options in this area....

Definitely well worth a visit to try their signature dishes!!

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

It was a very pleasant dining experience for our family yesterday. Love the interiors, very friendly service and food was delicious. Our new local dining place from now onwards.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Renée Ryan

We had a great time trying Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction for lunch. The service and staff were wonderful & friendly. The menu had a range of different options and we were not disappointed when our food arrived. The food was fresh and delicious. Before we left we were already looking at what we'd have next time we go with our husbands in tow.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

We enjoyed the Amazing food in a beautiful setting in the heart of botany junction.It has a cool funky vibe and we absolutely loved the decor.As it was quite hot in the day so we decided to settle outside and enjoy the cool breeze.
Customer service was on point,super friendly and very attentive.
Our food arrived on time and was delicious and filling.
We tried the squid ink pasta and sushi hand rolls,popcorn chicken kalage and the AMAZING deep fried T.Rex burger.Everything was prepared and cooked to perfection.
Prices are generous too guys so you have to check this place out!
All in all we enjoyed our experience 100%
and highly recommend it to all.
Way to go Zoo lounge and eatery botany!
Will definitely be back with my family.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Awesome restaurant the food was amazing and the staff were so friendly will definitely be back :)

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Sanjani Singh

Loved the atmosphere, food was really good. Will be going back

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

A great dining experience in this small but great cafe style restaurant with a very family friendly atmosphere. The staff were very helpful and service was excellent. The food was amazing, with great portion sizes. We tried a number of dishes and the cut of the day eye fillet, which was prepared perfectly, and popcorn chicken were stand outs. There is also a kids menu with a few options of which we had the teriyaki chicken on rice which went down well. The dessert of the chocolate gateaux was perfect to top off a wonderful evening.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Thanks for a great dinner. The service was outstanding and the food even better. We had a couple of allergy requests and they were accommodated without any fuss. The steak was cooked to perfection. We will definitely be back!!!

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

The service was exceptional. Huge burgers and excellent value for $$. Food was lovely - if you’re getting starters try popcorn chicken & sweet potato wedges.. the portion is enough for 4 to share! I was quite full before our burgers even arrived.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Food was nice and the staff who served us was friendly. We felt cold in the place, heater was not switch on.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Food was awesome fast service lovely restaurant and staff will definitely go back and reccomend

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

The environment was great for catching up with friends! It music was at the right volume.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Anita Symister

Food was fresh and delicious. Service was great. Staff were very friendly. Great little place for the family.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Cute little cafe style venue with absolutely amazing animal/floral artworks covering the walls. Excellent attentive friendly service from the staff throughout the night. Menu is limited but the food is delicious. We tried several of the small plates to share - the popcorn chicken a standout and all were very generous portions.

Food
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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

The food was outstanding. It has been a long time since we've had a meal that nice. It's a cute atmosphere and very family friendly. Service was cheerful and quick. The kids devoured their burgers or at least tried too as they were huge. The cut of the day was eye fillet and it was meltingly tender. Popcorn chicken was a highlight and the beef with Japanese salad was palate cleansing and so light. Don't miss out on the divine French style patisserie desserts in the cooler. The lemon tart was a perfect finisher and the chocolate mousse left us licking the plate. It was a lovely place for a birthday celebration and we will definitely be back.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Chanelle Zuydam

Amazing burgers!!

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Louie Gan

Food is good.

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G Taruc

Yummy food and friendly staff.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Suzanne Heward

Lovely food and great service. The fish was divine.

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Dominique Latu

Excellent choice for families. Something for all ages and taste buds!! By the time Miss 4 had finished colouring in the food had arrived. Highly recommended

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Christine Logmao

nice food

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Samara A

We had a great experience dining at the Zoo Eatery, food was delicious
Our waiter was very patient, food was amazing!! I had the spicy shellfish pot and husband had the cut of the day which was the Eye fillet and we had a couple of side dishes, I highly recommend the prawn dumplings, All dishes were decent portions, we will definitely return!! Thank you

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Do I dare admit this is the 4th time I have dined at Zoo.... I think it’s almost time they allocated a permanently reserved table for me!!

The food is just delicious, and the service friendly and relaxed.

It’s not a question of if, but when, I will dine there again .... rhw only question is which friend I will invite next time!

Love your work Zoo, keep it up!!

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Sally Mok

The food was great. The service was average.

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Maree Biland

This is the third time I’ve eaten here, and it has been consistently good each time. The food is absolutely delicious! Highly recommend!

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Great food, great service

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

We had a good dinner, meals were a good size and all tasty! The Salmon Sashimi, Brocolli and Braised Pork Dino burger were the best dishes we had!

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Tracy Huynh

Enjoyable food, something different and new to try. The menu is a quirky mix of asian and western food, but not really fusion. Whilst the service was friendly enough, just didn't seem that well experienced such as telling us about the specials or knowing how to work the till.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

I had high hopes for this restaurant but our group of 4 were all left feeling highly disappointed. The small sharing plates, except for the chicken, had really bizarre flavor combinations. The open prawn dumplings were cold with cold melted cheese and a dollop of pesto on top. The prawns had not been deveined.
The burgers were also a big disappointment and the buns weren't fresh.
The beef Wellington was nice but served with cranberry sauce which was a good match. The sides came out long before the meat which meant half our meal was stone cold and hard before the full main was even served. The wedges were chopped, very dry potatoes
The service was good and the waitress was attentive however the food was such a let down. I wish we had gone somewhere else.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Ashlee Niuia

The attentive service we received at Zoo Eatery was phenomenal! We were well taken care of and they struck the perfect balance between being super friendly and leaving us to enjoy our meal.

Highly recommend the fish sliders and the prawn dumplings as they were very tasty. The broccolini and the panko crumbed burgers were also a hit with our group.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

James Hayter

Great service but the burgers were a bit disappointing. Deep fried burger buns are an interesting concept but lots of oil in the bun isn't that nice.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Fully enjoyed the food and service. Bluff oysters and salmon arrived that morning, tasted as if it came straight from the sea! All the platters were great and the dessert was velvety; loved it!

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

kay huang

We had a delightful meal experience in this beautiful restaurant. The flower wall picture was visually appealing. The drink we ordered was sake, which was great for starting the meal. Then we ordered some dishes, squid pasta and eel tapa. tasted lovely. The service was good as well, the waitress were friendly and patiently introduced us the menu. Thank you for this experience

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Delicious meal, shared 5 'tasting sized' plates between three of us, an ideal way to enjoy different types of food. Service was friendly and efficient, will definitely return again.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Kim Jones

Delicious fresh food. Great service as the waitress kept coming to check if we were ok. Cafe style ambience.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Angel Riley

Couldnt have been happier with the food and the service. Great place, highly recommended.

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Stephanie Clark

Great service & yummy food!
Would recommend :)

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Leanne Tucker

OMG best beef Wellington ever and delicious chicken asparagus pasta, vibrant decor and friendly attentive service, highly recommended! Must try their desserts next time.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Albert Tang

close to our home, convenient location in Ormiston junction. Good fusion food and great service, except the music is a little loud for lunch time.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

We had a great experience at Zoo Eatery...
Having dined at their Henderson outlet a long time ago and having also been impressed with our large group experience.....

We're glad to say that the Botany outlet has all the same elements: Courteous Service, Amazing Food, Large Portions, Good Drink Selection!!

All of this added to a very pleasurable experience and a great addition to the limited dining options in this area....

Definitely well worth a visit to try their signature dishes!!

Food
Service

- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

It was a very pleasant dining experience for our family yesterday. Love the interiors, very friendly service and food was delicious. Our new local dining place from now onwards.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Renée Ryan

We had a great time trying Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction for lunch. The service and staff were wonderful & friendly. The menu had a range of different options and we were not disappointed when our food arrived. The food was fresh and delicious. Before we left we were already looking at what we'd have next time we go with our husbands in tow.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Very nice and tasty burgers! Good customer service and the prices were low and a good amount of food! Highly recomme this place.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

We enjoyed the Amazing food in a beautiful setting in the heart of botany junction.It has a cool funky vibe and we absolutely loved the decor.As it was quite hot in the day so we decided to settle outside and enjoy the cool breeze.
Customer service was on point,super friendly and very attentive.
Our food arrived on time and was delicious and filling.
We tried the squid ink pasta and sushi hand rolls,popcorn chicken kalage and the AMAZING deep fried T.Rex burger.Everything was prepared and cooked to perfection.
Prices are generous too guys so you have to check this place out!
All in all we enjoyed our experience 100%
and highly recommend it to all.
Way to go Zoo lounge and eatery botany!
Will definitely be back with my family.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Natasha Keith

This is a gem of a restaurant. I will definitely go back! The food was really good and so fresh. The popcorn chicken was amazing. All the staff where so welcoming and friendly I have a feeling this is going to be a regular for us.

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- dined at Zoo Eatery & Lounge Botany Junction on

Nicola Sum

The food is nice and the staff gives very good and friendly services.

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